Barnaby’s Cafe

Barnaby’s Cafe

The Legendary Montrose Barnaby's. Where it all began ...

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The Legendary Montrose Barnaby's. Where it all began ...



Barnaby's Cafe
Based on 2321 reviews
Mag Jaramillo
22:29 01 Jun 24
The food is good, the service was even better. The dog menu rocks, the food for the door was ground meat and pulled chicken with rice. Our fur babies loved it just as much as us! Our place for us to eat with fur babies.
18:10 31 May 24
The original location is one of my favorite places for a burger. The hickory burger is my regular with an occasional change up to the guacamole burger or a salad. The burgers come with seasoned fries. In all honesty you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu. I highly recommend this place. It’s always fresh and delivered to the table hot.
Waverly H.
19:38 15 May 24
Have not been here in a long time. Decided to pop in for lunch and it was a great reunion to be back at the original Barnaby's. The atmosphere is bustling...
Clarke Plumbing
16:30 14 May 24
Arrived at eleven, there was a slight wait for a table. But the wait was worth it. Food is delicious and the staff is super friendly. Will definitely visit again.
Mo' B.
17:49 04 May 24
Longtime Montrose diner is a victim of their success. Wayyyy too busy post-pandemic for comfort food, my meal got lost in the shuffle and forgotten by staff.
Leticia Mathis, MPA (Chief ImpactHER)
17:44 25 Apr 24
I come here every time I’m in town!! The food is soooo good but I really come because I love Scott 🥰 He makes my day every time I come. He’s like sunshine 🌞☺️
Nina B.
15:16 24 Apr 24
evrything is delicous customer service is great enviroment is nice.we order hummus , chiken wings, salads 2 fifferents one and excellent overall my rating...
Pet Peevs
02:37 24 Apr 24
Good food quality and quantity. Place needs remodeling. Outdoor seating had food on the floor, pets had to be stopped from eating off the floor
Cousin Jude's Kitchen
18:28 15 Apr 24
What a hidden gem! I googled breakfast restaurants in the area and found this place. Everything was amazing from the customer service, food and decor. The employees really make you feel welcome. I had the Chicken and waffles and it was a 10/10!
Lloyd Pritchard
00:17 06 Apr 24
We came here on a Thursday evening and were greeted in a friendly manner by the staff. We are both vegetarians and saw there were some good options on the menu; we set about ordering some garlic hummus with pita chips to start followed by the falafel burger with fries and the impossible burger with fries (our favourite!). Lastly, we shared the apple pie with ice cream. All the food was really tasty and made promptly. The server was was very friendly and we could hear he was making all the customers feel right at home. We would definitely come back.
Carolina Leyva
19:35 27 Mar 24
Excellent food, perfect atmosphere and super nice waiters.
Cathy D
18:30 03 Mar 24
I came to pick up the food, however they treated me like I wanted to steal their food. I wanted to let you know that NOT all delivery drivers wanted to steal your food. There are still lots of honest and integrity drivers out there. Please learn to see people and learn their behaviours before treat them poorly.
Imani Hayes
12:26 20 Feb 24
Everyone was extremely sweet and the food was AMAZING!!! Their orange juice is homemade directly from the orange itself!! 1000/10!!👏🏽👏🏽
Charles L.
11:18 20 Feb 24
Enjoyable meal with family. Friendly service. Delicious and large wedge with blue cheese. Salmon cooked to a tender grilled tastiness. Noodles and macaroni...
Leondre S.
16:27 30 Jan 24
The food wasn't good. The waffle was like the ones you make at the hotels with complimentary breakfast. The only reason I gave it two starts is because the...
Ben Dover
16:21 26 Jan 24
I’m going to share my honest review of this place. The food is delicious, always fresh and price is reasonable. I always tend to order takeout because I’m always busy. Never have a problem. So I decided to eat there and the ONLY two times that I decide to go there, I get bad experience TWICE with A PARTICULAR WAITER. I understand that they’re probably busy but there are ways to talk to a customer. Proper ways to communicate without sounding mean and almost sound like you don’t want to wait on us. This waiter who I later found out that his name is Matthew told us this and I quote “ You can sit outside, but I can’t promise that I’ll be back.” Judge for yourself, doesn’t that sound unprofessional? The sad part is that the only two times that I’ve gone and want to sit outside, the same waiter “greets” us in that way. I’m giving this restaurant 4 stars only because it isn’t fair that someone who doesn’t know about customer service, makes the restaurant pay for his consequences. Food is great and host is always nice. I hope the next time I go I get a better experience, and I pray I don’t get that same waiter again or for him to get proper training . It’ll break my heart to stop going to this restaurant just because of him.
Robert R.
19:30 23 Jan 24
I have been a customer of Barnaby's from when it originally opened. I have gone there regularly almost weekly for many, many years. It was always...
Yelper Lou MC
01:17 08 Jan 24
Cute little Barnaby's Cafe on Fairview. I came here for dinner on a holiday. It was not as full but the waitstaff was pretty busy. I like my chicken salad sandwich. I will be back for other dishes.
Lou C.
23:42 02 Jan 24
Cute little restaurant right across from George Country Bar. I remember going to other Barnaby's Cafes but could never find parking to this one on Fairview....
Kristen N.
21:15 29 Dec 23
We went in for lunch and had not only amazing food but the cutest server, Matt! he was so much fun to dine with and talk about on it!! He took our orders...
Juston Baze
16:16 19 Dec 23
One of the best places to eat in Houston. The staff is always friendly and fast; the food is hot and delicious. Barnaby’s is a must for any friends who visit Houston.
Scott G.
08:38 16 Dec 23
dry buns, mediocore burgersprices have increased almost double in two yearsnot worth it
victor G.
17:46 03 Dec 23
Food is courteous service...definately get your bang for buck......I try to eat there at least once a week..I...
Imani Hayes
02:14 10 Nov 23
Everyone was extremely sweet and the food was AMAZING!!! Their orange juice is homemade directly from the orange itself!! 1000/10!!👏🏽👏🏽
Elizabeth Garibay-Garcia
01:01 15 Oct 23
Food was great! Blue cheese fries were amazing! Highly recommended to try.
G B.
16:33 09 Oct 23
Always friendly service and plenty on your plate for your money!!!The location on Fairview is not the closest lication to my house, but it is the original...
Abigail G.
18:42 06 Oct 23
Came here after running a 10k and it was such a rewarding and filling meal!!! The breakfast potatoes are so fluffy yet crisp! Definitely worth the wait
Michelle R.
10:13 26 Sep 23
Tried Barnaby's Cafe and it did not disappoint! Delicious food and great service!Highly recommend!
Areana M.
19:43 23 Sep 23
amazing food and staff!! such a cute little place, best burger i've had in a long time
Charley Oxley
18:31 15 Aug 23
Baby Barnaby's is always a favorite. The staff are excellent. The orange juice is so fresh and delicious. The coffee is fresh and hot. And I LOVE their blueberry pancakes. 😋 they have so many delicious options on the menu but the pancake is my favorite. Breakfast tacos are also amazing!!
Laura Trusty
00:48 09 Jul 23
Barnaby's was delicious! I had the turkey sandwich. The sandwich was stacked high with turkey, lettuce, tomato and pickles. The French fry side was huge and they were delicious as well. The unsweetened tea was fabulous! Will definitely come again.
Ashley K.
13:23 07 Jul 23
Yummy food and big portions! I came here on a Sunday afternoon for some lunch. I have been to their fountain view location before but I believe I had...
Donald Achord
15:51 22 Jun 23
Love this gay owned restaurant. Food is amazing, and service is always excellent. Great atmosphere! 👍👍👍
Leigh K Hajovsky
23:58 15 Jun 23
Barnaby's (and this location in particular) is absolutely one of my favorites! The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is always friendly and fun...
Bernice M.
11:22 12 Jun 23
6/11 Everything was delicious and great Breakfast platter and blueberry pancake we split. Fresh squeezed orange juice, quite sitting area. We sat in a...
09:22 09 May 23
been 8 years since I last came here. used to be my go-to place for brunch. I'm happy to say that the standard has remained consistent all this while and Baby Barnaby's is still delicious! had the green eggs, my personal favorite. eggs were tasty, went well with the fresh buttered toast, fried potatoes, and sausage.great atmosphere too! though be mindful of the wait. go early, unless you're prepared to wait awhile. it's a tiny place
Nickie Simon
17:39 20 Apr 23
The food was 🔥 and no pictures were taken, sorry. You won't be disappointed with the food or service, friendly faces, and it's dog friendly, reasonably-priced, and Scott2 was awesome🤗. He takes your order by memory, checks on you throughout, and keeps ur tea/coffee cup filled. I will be back.
Charlene P.
21:15 13 Mar 23
I have been coming here for years. Omg. Like more than 20! I remember giving blood and then having the best meat loaf of my life here. I'm vegetarian now...
Mallorie T.
12:31 04 Mar 23
Ok wow so good.I'm honestly so stuffed after eating here. I ordered the sweet potato fries and wedge salad. They do not wimp out here!! Sooo much yummy...
Charlie B.
08:40 28 Feb 23
Love this place so much and was so sad to find out that the beloved Black Labrador I frequented during college had closed, after 33 years ;(Driving down...
Cierra K.
12:03 13 Feb 23
My friends and I came here for Brunch. The food was decent but we had unpleasant interactions with the hosting staff while we inquired about signing up for...
Rylie Ortiz
15:26 09 Feb 23
What a great place for breakfast. I ate the seasoned potatoes, toast, and pink-and-white scrambled eggs. The coffee is excellent, and there are many condiments readily available on the table. I have a new place to eat breakfast when I'm in town. Excellent food and service were provided.
Hung Thai
20:34 05 Feb 23
Tucked in the neighborhood, this brightly colored breakfast joint serves delicious meals for cheap. Can't believe we had the green eggs, waffle, 2 extra eggs, sausage, and a big pot of coffee for $35! Great service and atmosphere, though the wait can be a bit long. And the best part was all the cute dogs that come into the restaurant!
Joshua W.
14:03 25 Jan 23
Everything on the menu is great! The portion size won't leave you asking for more. Big fan of their salads!
Daniel D.
10:17 19 Jan 23
Eating my favorite Impossible Burger with Chips .... Great food with many vegan options! Love Anna. Great waitress, serves with compassion and kindness to...
Carlos A.
17:36 08 Jan 23
Atmosphere is pleasant enough and service was pretty good. It was easy enough to find some parking nearby. Really just expected better food from what I...
Michael A.
16:44 16 Dec 22
I love the sliders and chicken tenders. I wish I had the recipe. Oh and if you were wondering who left a 5 star review it was me.
Wayne G.
11:51 17 Nov 22
A pleasant place with serviceable food. I ordered the chicken salad and it's a bunch of chicken on a bed of lettuce that was Nothing special. Service...
Joseph Kong
17:02 02 Nov 22
Great place to grab breakfast or brunch. I appreciate the variety and diversity of food and beverages available.Staffs are always friendly and food doesn’t take so long.
Kyle S.
19:09 06 Oct 22
Decor/service: service was friendly and the food came out quick. Could use a decent cleaning and updating.Food: the breakfast tacos were fine but I have...
Phoenix B.
22:27 26 Sep 22
Barnaby's on Fairview is a Montrose must have- but go hungry! The restaurant itself is small and the only thing bigger than the portions are the flavors of...
Edward B.
17:04 10 Sep 22
I try to support gay owned and local businesses. While always good it has never been great or exceptional or wow me
Lauren Cooper
21:55 12 Aug 22
Matt was welcoming from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. He knew all of the menu and gave us great recommendations! My husband got the chili burger and I got the bacon cheeseburger. The taste was amazing and the portions were huge. The real Star of the show was the Apricot Mustard wings and the carrotcake. Holy moly some of the best things I've tasted ! Can't wait to eat here again!
Michelle I.
13:46 12 Aug 22
came to Houston for the first time and googled a place to eat and wow! I was blown away. Service was incredible - kind and also immediate; the food was...
Deonna Benton
14:34 07 Aug 22
Low Key place with great inexpensive breakfast and friendly faces!!! This is still a househould favorite. Scott is amazing and always ensures patrons receive great customer service. Food is always hot and fresh. They have fresh squeezed orange juice which is amazing.Note: There is parking however this little gem gets packed so try to get there early. You will be able to sit while waiting, but if there are lots of people you may have to wait on the side walk. There are no buzzers but the staff do really good calling your names. It's like going to a family members house and hanging out while eating good food.
Karla R.
18:47 03 Aug 22
The service is great here! Loved the environment! The food was bland in my opinion, but I really loved the environment. The sweet potato fries are pretty...
12:03 22 Jul 22
Went for lunch with a couple of out of town friends and we loved it! Great vibe, God food, healthy and plentiful portions and great service. Two of us had the classic club and the other had the turkey burger! DELICIOUS! Maria, our server was great! We will definitely go back!
Keandra P.
13:08 05 Jun 22
I have gone to this restaurant before, but not this location. Came on Sunday with a group of 4, it was busy! The wait was crazy long. They have a sign up...
Gabriel N.
08:55 18 May 22
Running into a restaurant for a quick lunch isn't always the best way to gauge the quality of a place, but Barnaby's knocked it out of the park from the...
Yolanda Walker
23:36 17 May 22
This location is so amazing - receiving everyone who comes through the door with care. Everyone is welcome! Amazing service! Hostess Justine was exceptional! Food was as delicious as ever!
16:34 14 May 22
I was in town visiting with my daughter and we decided to try this place out. There is a breakfast side and a lunch side. We decided to try out there breakfast side; on this side you can sit inside the cozy spot or outside in the patio area. I had a basic breakfast, grits, eggs, and bacon. Unfortunately, we didn't like our grits too much, it was a bit too gritty for our liking. We prefer our grits to be more smooth and creamy. My over hard eggs and bacon was done just right! The pancake was quite big so my daughter and I order one and it was just enough for us to split in half and it was good. Of course, I had to have my morning caffeine. My first cup was just okay meaning for me, it was just not hot enough. However, I requested another cup of "hot freshly brewed coffee" and the waiter was on top of it! My daughter had their freshly squeezed orange juice and she said it was just okay. Overall, we liked the food and had fantastic service, our waiter John and the other waiter were nice and very attentive. I would definitely go back to try other items for breakfast or the lunch side.
18:48 13 May 22
I love Barnaby's! One of my favorite lunches is their club sandwich, so good and that honey mustard is the perfect accompaniment. Obviously the food is great, but can we spend a moment appreciating Barnaby's to-go cutlery?Stab your salad with abandon because your fork isn't going to break. And the napkin? I could cover myself with it and take an after lunch nap. They obviously appreciate both food AND eaters here.
Vidal Madera
18:32 30 Apr 22
What can I not say. The customer service is beyond excellent and goes beyond my expectations. Though small it's serves customers with all their needs and wants. They even will give you their option on what they like to match what you want to eat. I will continue coming here and can't wait to bring my out of state friends and families to eat here.
Laura Clarke
04:32 22 Apr 22
This was our first visit here on the recommendation of my daughter. We visited the original location in Montrose. The staff was immediately very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant has a fun quirky interior. I ordered the albacore sandwich and side salad and both were enormous. I could only eat half of what I ordered which is great, because now I have a delicious lunch for tomorrow. Ingredients were very fresh and well prepared. My husband had the blue cheese burger with fries and it was equally huge and a large side of fries. He said it was tasty. The service was top notch and very cheerful. I would definitely come to this location again. The place is comfy and casual with on-site parking.
Christian Nygren
16:03 16 Mar 22
The food is quite good and the atmosphere is lovely. The staff are friendly and responsive. The OJ is fresh squeezed where you can watch. For hot teas they have chamomile and a green tea when I went, hopefully they'll add a black tea option in the future. Parking is limited, but so is seating. There was a line out the door waiting for seats by the time my group finished. My friend who lives nearby loves the place but will readily admit, 'if there isn't parking that means it's too busy to wait.' However, if you can snag a parking spot, the experience is lovely.
Rick Nunez
18:42 12 Mar 22
Great down home comfort meals at very reasonable prices.Definitely love the sausage & chicken gumbo on Fridays!A must try when in Houston.Can't wait to get back there again, want to try that Meatloaf plate. It looks like a meal for two.Great work on feeding folks.
Jordan Phillips
15:52 04 Mar 22
We went to Baby Barnaby's for breakfast and had a great time. The food was brought out quickly, the staff was attentive and funny and the other patrons were in good spirits. The inside space is small, but that's just part of the charm.
Derek H.
07:19 27 Feb 22
Let's start this with, I love Breakfast!!!! no way better than treat yourself on a weekend morning. I have on a few occasions driven maybe 100 mls round...
Gina Marroquín
05:26 15 Feb 22
Great food!!! We stopped by for lunch and ordered their Monday special which is chicken fried steak and I had their mashed potatoes (instead of fries). It was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the Hawaiian pork chops with fries and wow, the taste was awesome! Highly recommend visiting this location. It is the original location, their decor is super cute, and the service was very good. Will definitely return!
Stefan Sohns
15:41 04 Feb 22
Wow! We had breakfast here and it was fantastic. The service is super friendly and open for a little chat. The potatoes are cross and delicious. If you are around in Houston and looking for an awesome breakfast experience, you should try Barnaby's!
gabriel c.
15:35 28 Jan 22
This is the original location I believe. It may not look totally the same as it did 20 years ago, but the vibe it entirely the same. The menu hasn't changed...
Mitchell H.
18:48 10 Jan 22
Yessss! I love everything about barnaby's. Well, everything except the burger bun options. A multigrain bun on burgers just doesn't work, for me. I try to...
Monica Foster, Broker
00:31 06 Jan 22
Hands down, this location... the original, is my favorite Barnaby's! The food is great and the staff is super friendly. We enjoyed chatting with different servers there and even the customers kept it interesting.I had the buffalo burger and it was great! Cooked perfectly and finished off with fries, it was a great day to blow up cheat day.Parking was super easy, as they have their own lot.
Angelina Llanez
03:28 04 Jan 22
Very delicious burger. I got the blue cheese and bacon burger. A small cozy place with beautiful surroundings. Victor was our server. Very polite and welcoming. You have to taste the fries. They have amazing sessoning and there hot
Latina Vallecillo
15:04 29 Dec 21
I always love coming here. I bring anybody who visits from New York to this place. The one down in the Montrose. The staff is super friendly, the prices are decent, the food is fresh and plenty of it. The freshly squeezed orange juice is the best along with the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. They gave you plenty of coffee the area is fantastic very walkable if you want to take a nice walk right after breakfast or brunch.
Daniel Ampuero
11:44 15 Dec 21
Overall, this was a good experience. My food was tasty and well prepared and the cost was reasonable. This is pretty far from my office, so I don't think I'd trek all the way over here just for the food, but if I were in the area I would come back. My server did not seem very interested in answering my questions, but he was prompt and not rude. The mini brownie for dessert was the perfect size for a little snack. The strawberry lemonade was good, but very sweet. My burger was easily the best part of the meal. It was cooked to medium and juicy and the flavor and bun were great.
Monica F.
09:56 29 Nov 21
Hands down, this location... the original, is my favorite Barnaby's! The food is great and the staff is super friendly. We enjoyed chatting with different...
Javad Sanati
16:20 24 Aug 20
Waffle and Green Eggs every time.

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